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Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

There are: numerous potential complications involving multiple organ systems, as well as possible secondary infections with other pathogens, that can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This could very well be pneumonia, especially if patient is sick. In this case, you will need repeat chest studies in a few weeks to make sure this "mass" is gone. If it's still there then the patient may need further testing. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes are an integral portion of the immune system and enlarge when fighting infection or other inflammation. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia cause fever?

Why does pneumonia cause fever?

Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host responses to infection including raising your temperature. Your body seems to fight a bit better at warmer temps and some bacteria don't do as well. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis is the low level or lack of oxygen. Pneumonia makes the exchange of oxygen in the lungs difficult. One who has pneumonia often finds their oxygen level too low or cyanotic. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia caused by a bacteria?

Is pneumonia caused by a bacteria?

Bacterial: pneumonia is, obviously, caused by bacteria. But there are a number of other causes of pneomonia, such as viral and fungal etiologies. Chemical, dust, and other inhaled or aspirated substances can also cause a non-infectious pneumonitis. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more

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Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Other way around: Pneumonia is essentially pus that blocks the alveoli-air sacs. If a bronchus is obstructed by a foreign body or tumor, bacteria can get trapped in the undrainable lung and cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

Accessory muscles: Accessory muscles of respiration like sternocleidomastoid, intercostal muscles come into play with severe respiratory problems such as pneumonias, asthma, or COPD exacerbations. ...Read more